As of June 14, 2021, more than 80% of eligible Vermonters have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and Governor Phil Scott has authorized the move to Step 4 of the Vermont Forward Plan, lifting business, gathering, and travel related restrictions, nearly two weeks ahead of schedule.
The Vermont Department of Libraries (VTLIB) recommends that your Board of Trustees approve a written plan for any reopening plan, and, where appropriate, have that plan vetted by your local municipality.
Each Vermont public library has the power to make decisions on if and how to provide services under the advisement of the library board and stakeholders such as the municipality and community leaders (if applicable). Note: All libraries must continue to adhere to the orders put forth by the Governor of Vermont.
Reopening Resources and Plan Examples
This is a list of general planning resources from ALA, media, and other states, along with examples of reopening plans.
Updating COOP/Reopening Plans: COVID-19 Focus (Posted 11/6/20)
Evaluating and revising COOP plans is an important part of emergency preparedness, and that is even more true under COVID.
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Ideas & Source List
This is a list of sources for PPE, such as sneeze guards and hand sanitizer, as well as ideas for keyboard cleaning. It is a work in progress, and more will be added over time.
Considerations and Guidance for Responding to Budget Cuts
Guidance for those facing potential budget cuts, whether they are planning to open or not.
- Ventilation Considerations for Libraries (Updated 12/4/20)
- Go back to main VTLIB COVID-19 page